Mr. Chris Portis

Phone: 951-699-0080


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Psychology, Minor Business, Cal Lutheran U. Ryan Multiple Subject Teaching Cred., CSUSM Masters in School Admin., National Univ. Supplementary Authorization, Physical Education

Mr. Chris Portis

I guess I could sum up my Bio by calling myself a Christian, Father, Husband, Teacher, and Athlete. 

Christian:  I have had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ since I was 17 years old.  Although it is a large part of my personal beliefs, I do not proselytize to the students.  My job as a public educator is to care for and educate the students, not to espouse my personal faith on others... unless they ask.

Father:  I have three children who have all gone through the public school system here in Temecula and all of them were high school athletes.  Allie - Track and Volleyball  (Class of 2015), Jenna Track and Soccer (Class of 2018), and Andrew Soccer and Volleyball (Class of 2020). 

Husband: I have been married to my best friend Dana since 1993.  She is also a school teacher in our district at Chaparral High School. 

Teacher: I started my teaching career at Richland Elementary in San Marcos (North San Diego County) in 1993 - 1995.  In 1995 we moved to Temecula and I started working at Red Hawk Elementary,  I have taught 2nd-5th grades from '93-'04.  In 2004 I made the jump down to Gardner and helped open the school.  My first year here